Dr. Ralf Hackbarth, LL.M.

Attorney-at-Law, specialist for the protection of intellectual property, partner

Dr. Ralf Hackbarth is active at an international level and with special expertise in the areas of trademark law, design patent law and unfair competition law. He provides comprehensive legal advice to German and international clients on the protection of intellectual property. One special focus of his activities is the enforcement of copyright and design patent rights in litigation before the specialized civil courts in Germany. In addition, he specialises in the area of internet law, and in particular domain law. He is a long-standing lecturer at the German bar association and at the FORUM management institute.

1994: Admission to the bar

1983 - 1986: Studies at the Universities of Hamburg and Freiburg

1989 - 1992: Research assistant at the Universities of Constance (under Professor Fezer) and Cologne (under Professor Wiedemann)

1992 - 1993:
Guest lecturer, University College, London

1993: Doctor of Law with doctorate on the Fundamental issues on the obligation to apply community trademark law, awarded second prize by the German Brands' Association.

1993: Master of Laws, London, (intellectual property)

Languages:
German, English, French

Memberships:
- German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
- German Association of Law and Informatics (DGRI): Expert committee for competition and trademark law.